- Spend an evening in a renowned Edinburgh gastropub
- One-hour Scotch whisky tasting session, led by an entertaining whisky tutor
- Sample four malt whiskies from the main whisky-producing regions of Scotland
- Indulge in a decadent 3-course dinner, featuring gourmet Scottish produce
- Enjoy a final special dram of whisky after dinner
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What You Can Expect
To appreciate how the taste of whisky varies by region, your whisky tutor will introduce you to the five stages of Scotch whisky appreciation: color, body, nose, palate and finish. Hear about the complex art of blending whisky and malt, and learn about the traditions, lore and recipes that give each whisky its individual appeal!
The grand finale to your evening is a decadent three-course dinner from a whisky-themed menu. Please see the itinerary section below for sample courses. Enjoy traditional Scottish cuisine, made with the finest local ingredients - a sumptuous dinner which is guaranteed to end your evening on a high note!
Please note, the menu changes weekly to make best use of seasonal produce.
- Glengoyne whisky barrel-smoked salmon served with sour cream and hand-made oatcake
- Salad of raw summer vegetables served with hazelnut dressing and lemon (v)
- The best traditional Haggis
- 6oz (170g) char-grilled 30-day aged Aberdeen Angus popeseye steak from a local butcher served with neeps (turnips), tatties (mashed potatoes) and a Bowmore Whisky-and-honey sauce
- Home-made open lasagna of Highland girolle mushrooms with a garlic cream sauce and a fennel, celery and orange salad (v)
- Summer fruits pudding served with whisky cream
Booked this on Burns Night and had a lovely 3 course meal to start with in the restaurant on the 1st floor. Although it's a small room, it didn't feel cramped. The haggis neeps and tatties were tastey and the chocolate torte was so chocolately - really enjoyed the meal. The staff were attentive and it was a nice way to start the evening. After the meal, the whisky tasting took place on the ground floor. We were given 4 whisky samples from 4 regions with good explanations and information about the history and the making of each distinct whisky region. I don't like whisky so was able to sample a mixture of 4 vodka or gin liquers which the pub sold. The lady who was giving the talk was very knowledgable and it was a really enjoyable night. A 5th whisky was given at the end depending on which region you preferred so it was good value for money.
We had a really good night. Normally not big alcohol drinkers but we were interested in the cuisine. The restaurant was small and quaint. Very welcoming. The meal and the service were superb. After our meal we sat at another table for the whiskey tasting. It was very relaxed (that was even before the whiskey!) and informative and the tots of whiskey were a good size. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole night and would definitely recommend this on a weekend "to do" list.